Grocery Report for August 9 – 15, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. This month is even […]

What We Ate Last Week: August 5 – 11, 2017

We were returning from a quick trip to L.A. on Saturday.  We got food for lunch in the car, but then traffic was so bad between L.A. and San Diego, that our return time was pushed back three hours! We didn’t make it home for dinner as planned, so we stopped by the store and […]

Grocery Report for August 1 – 8, 2017

So, thanks to many, many medical bills, our budget is T-I-G-H-T!  Even though we have previously given ourselves $780 – $1,050 for groceries each month, I’m on a mission to not spend more than $750 a month.  My husband is sure that I cannot do it.  I’m up for the challenge. However, this month will […]

Menu Planning for July 23, 2017

We’re nearing the end of the month, and my grocery shopping money is about gone. You’ll see at the end of the week, there are many TBDs. Most likely, we’ll simply have a meal from my last freezer cooking session. (Thank goodness I have those made in advance!) Saturday Lunch–Grilled Cheese, GF pretzel sticks, carrot […]

Save Money on Gluten Free Dairy Free Food with Vitacost and Ebates

Our gluten free, dairy free pantry supplies were getting a big low, so I stocked up at Vitacost during one of their sales.  (Vitacost frequently runs 15 and 20% off sales.) This post contains affiliate links. Not only did I get all of these pantry staples at Vitacost for 20% off (plus some items were […]

Grocery Report, July 13, 2017

We decided to cut our grocery budget, but we didn’t make that decision until I had completed most of our shopping for the week.  I’ll do what I can over the next two weeks to not spend as much, but it’s tough changing the grocery budget mid-month.  It may take affect at the new amount […]

Grocery Report, July 6, 2017

May and June were crazy months, so my grocery reports just didn’t posted.  After awhile, I didn’t even have the time (or energy) to keep track of them myself. But, hey, July 1 is the start of a new fiscal year, so I’m going to try to get back on the wagon with tracking my […]

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: A Book Review

Cuddle Bug kept going to the same part of the children’s section in the library and picking out books.  They all had to do with the underground railroad.  We read so many of those books that she and PB & J Girl were able to earn a badge from American Heritage Girls about the underground […]

April, 2017 “Found” Money for Travel Report

One of my goals this year is to “find” an extra $700 to help fund our trip to Michigan this year.  To that end, I tried some new ways to raise money that have been successful. In April, I “found” $64.24 In March I “found” $75 In February I “found” $136.46 In January, I “found” […]

Grocery Report, 2017: Week 17

My goal this month is to stay under budget. Our group that buys grass-fed beef direct from the farmer ordered it this month, but we decided not to buy a 1/4 this time, even though we really could have used it. We have some upcoming expenses coming up, and we really just couldn’t afford the […]